With Dan Savage away this week, Ijeoma Oluo sits down in his chair to talk about 100 days of Donald Trump. Has the effort to keep from "normalizing" a Trump presidency succeeded or failed? What's been the very worst day of the Trump administration so far? The best act of resistance? The act of "resistance" that probably shouldn't be repeated? Ijeoma, Eli Sanders, and Rich Smith talk about it all as April 29—that's Day 100—approaches. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.
Dan Savage, Eli Sanders, and Rich Smith process the almost-but-not-quite win of John Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Then it's on to the next hot special election (in Montana), how last weekend's tax marches went, what Facebook's responsibility is for the live murder broadcast on its site recently, and a handy guide to when you should strongly protest your incendiary campus speaker and when you should maybe ignore your incendiary campus speaker (hint: if it's Richard Spencer, strongly protest). Plus the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.
Dan Savage, Rich Smith, and Eli Sanders talk about pretty much everything this week: Syria, Sean Spicer’s Holocaust Misremembrance Day, United Airlines, the upcoming Tax Day marches, the Mayor of Seattle’s balls… But the brightest spot is something that happened in a largely unnoticed special election for a Kansas Congressional seat. It’s a political story that will lift your resistance spirits, even if it doesn’t end exactly as Democrats wanted. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo!
We’ll admit it. We’re as confused as anyone by the sheer number of people involved in allegations Trump-Russia collusion. So, with the help of The Washington Post, we’re heading down into the bunker with some mug shots, push pins, and red thread to sort it all out. (Dan Savage is away this week, so the bunker-mates are Eli Sanders, Rich Smith, and Sydney Brownstone.) After that: will the latest sexual harassment allegations against Bill O’Reilly be the end of his career? And finally, Stranger film editor Charles Mudede is back on to talk about the Scralett Johansson controversy, the Pepsi commercial controversy, and whether Dave Chapelle’s jokes are appropriate. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.